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Re: Cafepress, or?

From: Jim Nasby <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: Joshua D(dot) Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Cafepress, or?
Date: 2006-06-08 19:11:12
Message-ID: 3F1218B4-806C-4C41-84AC-DF8E5C34AE50@pervasive.com (view raw or flat)
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On Jun 8, 2006, at 1:50 PM, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

> elein wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 05:57:00PM -0500, Jim C. Nasby wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 10:23:48PM -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
>>>> Folks,
>>>>
>>>> Now that we have an official place to collect money, and some t- 
>>>> shirt designs, I wanted to set up something like a CafePress  
>>>> site for PG paraphenalia.
>>>> However, I've heard some grumbles about CafePress quality.  Are  
>>>> there real complaints?  If so, are there alternatives?
>>> I've had issues with cafepress quality. The shirts tend to fade  
>>> pretty
>>> quickly.
>>>
>>> I've got http://lnk.nu/spreadshirt.com/9ul.php and it's held up  
>>> well.
>>> One issue is there's some glitch where the front graphic shows up  
>>> wrong
>>> in the detail section (the inside is actually white, not red).  
>>> Also, the
>>> process used is more like an iron-on, whereas cafepress uses some  
>>> kind
>>> of screen printing process. The upside is a lot more color  
>>> options; the
>>> downside is the shirt doesn't breath through the graphic.
>> Iron-ons also are tacky and get cracked and wrinkled in the wash.   
>> Screen
>> printing is better.  I have no opinions on cafepress, etc.--just  
>> on the
>> iron-ons.  Ugh!
>
> I have used cafe press for years. I have never gotten a t-shirt but  
> I can say that the tote bags and coffee mugs were very good.

Yeah, the problem is that the shirts just don't hold up very well in  
the wash; they start out looking great, but after 10 washings...

Anyway, I'll bring both shirts to the anniversary so folks can see  
for themselves.
--
Jim C. Nasby, Sr. Engineering Consultant      jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com
Pervasive Software      http://pervasive.com    work: 512-231-6117
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